Student Space Galleries

The Student Space Gallery program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to exhibit their art in one of our four gallery spaces on campus.

Virtual Exhibitions

The Student Space Gallery program is pleased to present Virtual Exhibitions for Spring 2021.

Current Exhibition

Applying for an Exhibition

All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors can apply for a solo show by submitting your body of work, artist statement, budget, and space proposal. The SSG Jury, consisting of current MICA students, will review all submissions anonymously and collectively determine the best work for the gallery spaces.

Artists gain experience in curating their work, submitting a professional application for a juried show, installation/de-installation, hosting a gallery opening, and more.

Learn more about applying for a Student Space Gallery.

The Galleries

There are four student space galleries on campus dedicated exclusively to solo undergraduate student exhibitions throughout the year — the Piano Gallery, Pinkard Gallery, and Gateway Galleries 1 and 2.

The Piano Gallery, located on the first floor of Meyerhoff House, is a versatile space that is ideal for displaying paintings, illustrations, photographs and some sculptures.

Pinkard Student Space Gallery, housed on the first floor of the Bunting Center across from the Decker Library, is most conducive for works of video, interactive media, installation, sculpture and fibers. This is the only gallery that can be painted. 

The Gateway is home to two Student Space Galleries. Both galleries in the Gateway can be found on the first floor, outside BBOX Theater. These two gallery spaces are best suited for two dimensional work, sculpture and installations. Larger pieces work extremely well in this open space.

Past Exhibitions

Sarah Eckstine: Crosses Across America

Sarah Eckstine is a Western Maryland photographer who received her BFA in photography from The Maryland Institute College of Art in 2020. Sarah’s recent work is focused on her nearly decade long struggle with chronic illness and chronic pain. Other themes in Sarah's work focus heavily on her home and the surrounding landscape.

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Tad Greenwald: Marathon, Texas

Tad Greenwald was born in Dallas, TX in 1999. He will be receiving his BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Spring 2021. Marathon, Texas is his first solo exhibition. Greenwald has also exhibited in numerous group exhibitions including Preview #8 at the Leidy Gallery and Art.Write.Now.2018 National Exhibition at the Parsons School of Design.

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Gianna Chun: Q&A

Gianna Chun is an artist from Hong Kong & Singapore, now studying at Maryland Institute College of Art for her BFA in photography. Growing up in Beijing, the amalgamation of different cultures has led them to think and create internationally. Her work addresses the nuances of identity through a variety of mediums, currently with a focus in photography.

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María Sánchez: I,ONE,UNO

María Sánchez is a multidisciplinary designer from Caracas, Venezuela. She is based in Baltimore studying Graphic Design at Maryland Institute College of Art. Maria is currently researching ways to relate design and identity through holistic approaches, in order to reclaim the relationships between client, viewer, and designer.

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Annie Cheng: Interwoven

Annika Cheng is a fiber artist from Queens, NY. She is currently studying in Baltimore at MICA, as a fiber major with an art history minor, and illustration and experimental fashion concentrations. Her work in Interwoven attempts to visualize the connections between communities, and envision ways that fiber practices can bring people together.

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Marisol Ruiz: En la tierra de Agüeybaná

Marisol Ruiz (B. 1999) is a Puerto Rican painter that lives and works in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a BFA candidate for Painting and Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Emi Sun: Modern Monster

Emi Sun (Yining Sun) is an interactive artist who mainly focuses on wearable sculpture and animation/game design. Sun was born in 1997 in Beijing, China. As an artist who gets inspiration from what she observed, Sun has traveled over 20 countries and speaks three languages. Now, Sun is a candidate for her BFA in General Fine Arts at MICA.

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